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16
Mar

Breaking the Rules - By Melanie Cheng

Breaking the Rules - By Melanie Cheng

In 2010 The Guardian published an article called Ten Rules For Writing Fiction. It was a compilation of famous authors’ top ten tips. Richard Ford’s advice stood out to me. His first rule was: Marry somebody you love and who thinks you being a writer’s a good idea.

10
Mar

Ode To My Eighteen Year Old Self - By Melanie Cheng

Ode To My Eighteen Year Old Self - By Melanie Cheng

I recently discovered my high school yearbook. In it, I found my eighteen-year-old self’s life goals: to become a paediatrician, to marry a Spaniard (I was madly in love with Antonio Banderas at the time) and to pen a novel. They were tongue-in-cheek aspirations. Some were more so than others.

7
Mar

Ways of Being Here - Yirga Gelaw Woldeyes

Ways of Being Here - Yirga Gelaw Woldeyes

The first thing that struck me about your story, ‘When the Sky Looks Like the Belly of a Donkey,' was its title. How important is metaphor to your work, and how do you ensure you're harnessing your most effective, most original use of said metaphor? Metaphors do not have exact...